1. The Innocents (1961) Jack Clayton

    A more effective ghost story sequence you will not find in all of cinema. It takes less than 90 seconds to render an unshakable chill—and in broad daylight at that. This masterpiece is showing late tonight (actually early Thursday) on Turner Classic Movies. 

    If “masterpiece” sounds hyperbolic, bear in mind that the source material is from Henry James,that Truman Capote and William Archibald collaborated on the screenplay, that Georges Auric composed the marvelous score, that cinematographer Freddie Francis is behind the camera, and that Deborah Kerr is in front of it. This is a graceful, subtle film that can deeply stir the most jaded viewers, although it ought to be seen alone on a quiet evening in order to appreciate its delicate spell.

     
     
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